Disney

So it's Sunday, usually my favorite day in the week because Sam's off work - and we get to spend the day together. Sadly that's not the case today, he's been working all week, literally his 7th day in a row :(. With my new found boredom, I turned to a Disney film to try and cheer me up. I'm watching frozen, I may be 21 but there is something about Disney moves that I love, I could watch them day and night, back to back without getting bored. I love the films, characters, songs, the princess dresses but most of all I love how they can make me feel like I'm a little girl again, watching them in my PJ's with my Grandad and hot chocolate with to many marshmallows.


Although Disney is a well known and loved brand - there is a lot of arguments about how Disney create a unrealistic image for girls to look up to. When I was little, Pocahontas was my favorite Disney princess, she was a proud native american chief's daughter with long flowing brown hair, high cheek bones, and she was very tall. I was the little short ginger girl, with a squishy round face, but when I looked in the mirror I didn't see belle or Aurora - I saw Pocahontas. That's the beauty of having a imagination when your younger, you can be anyone you want to be. The last thing that comes to mind is how perfect they look - or how different you look to them. You just see the long flowing sparkly dresses and you want to be that princess. When you finally beg, harass and plead with your parents to get that belle dress you so desperately want, you try it on a give a little twirl in the mirror - you become Belle.


My love for Disney stretches further then the Princess movies. I love toy story, lady and the tramp, However my all time favorite is Peter Pan. From a artistic point of view, I love how Disney can create a character and make them come to life. For example, In Bambi - his first steps on ice remind you that he's a baby deer that is still learning to walk, while they add a loving and humorous side, they make sure that you can relate to the character, even through Bambi's struggles.
"When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of faries." (peter pan) - J.M.Barrie
When my daughter is born, I intend to let her watch Disney films from 101 Dalmatians to frozen. they have a feel good feeling, catchy songs. Some of my earliest memories as a child was laughing at my Grandad trying to sing along to Mary Poppins and getting it completely wrong. It doesn't matter how old you get, you will never be to old for Disney films. I doubt i will ever be able to walk past a rabbit hole without associating it with Alice in wonderland, or fall asleep without believing my toys are going to come alive. There is so much hate and negativity in the world, I think we all need a bit of Disney's, love, imagination and magic.

-xo

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